Soccer Nets Big Awards At 2013 Volscars

April 15, 2013

2013 Volscars Photo Gallery

Scholar-Athletes of the Year
Caroline Brown and Caroline Capocaccia

Best Supporting Staff Member
Whitney Carter

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - The Tennessee soccer program was well-represented at Monday's Seventh Annual Volscars at the Knoxville Conventional Center.

Juniors Caroline Brown and Caroline Capocaccia were named Female Scholar-Athletes of the Year as both shined in the classroom during the 2012-13 school year. For the 2012 season, Brown was named to the NSCAA Scholar All-South Region team, Capocaccia was named an NSCAA Scholar All-South Region honorable mention. Both were also named to the 2012 SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll.

Tennessee soccer team manager Whitney Carter received the Best Supporting Staff Member award for her outstanding contributions to the team.

Hannah Wilkinson was a nominee for Women's Rookies of the Year - an honor that went to women's basketball freshman Bashaara Graves.

The Lady Vols are coming off a banner 2012 season, the first under the direction of head coach Brian Pensky. The squad went 14-5-3 and made its 10th appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Tennessee also outperformed preseason league expectations, finishing third in the SEC after they were picked to 11th in the SEC Preseason Coaches' Poll in August. Tennessee boasted one of the nation's elite defenses. The team's 0.69 goals-against average set a new program record and the Lady Vols recorded 11 shutouts. UT also produced the longest shutout streak in school history with 533:22 of scoreless defense from Aug. 19 through Sept. 9.

UT finished at No. 18 in the final NCAA Women's Soccer RPI and the Lady Vols ranked 25th in the final Soccer America poll of 2012.

Wilkinson was named an NSCAA third-team All-American. She and senior Ali Hall also earned All-SEC honors.





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